Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Trinamool has ruled Kolkata Uttar since 2009
The Kolkata Uttar Lok Sabha seat is one of the parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal and was formed in 2008 after delimitation.
Like Kolkata Dakshin seat, Kolkata Uttar has also been under the Trinamool Congress. Sudip Bandyopadhyay of the ruling party in West Bengal won the seat in the first Lok Sabha election held in 2009 after delimitation. Sudip Bandyopadhyay defeated CPI(M) leader Mohammad Salim that year by 109,278 votes.
Sudip Bandyopadhyay, who won the 2014 Lok Sabha election against the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Rahul Sinha, will aim to retain this seat this year as well.
Voting in the Kolkata Uttar Lok Sabha seat will take place in the last and seventh phase on May 19. The result will be declared on May 23.
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Here are some facts of the Kolkata Uttar seat, which has the country’s sole Chinese neighbourhood.
State: West Bengal
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Kolkata Uttar
Date of voting: May 19
2019 candidates: Sudip Bandyopadhyay (Trinamool), Rahul SInha (BJP), Syed Shahid Imam (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Trinamool Congress
Winning margin in 2014: 96,226
Runner up name, party: Rahul Sinha, BJP
Number of voters in 2014: 955,778
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 66.65%
Number of women voters in 2014: 636,548
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,859